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Swan 48/042

Swan 48 Hull #042 Clarion of Skye - year : 1975 - hull colour :blue

Clarion of Skye, perfectly maintained Swan 48 



Shipbuilder:                Nautor’s Swan Finland


Model:                        Swan 48


Year of built:              1975


HIN:                           48/042


Designer:                    Sparkman & Stevens






Length:                       m 14,60


Beam:                         m 4,13


Draft:                          m 2,4


Sail area:                     mainsail  40,7 sm and genoa 87 sm


Fuel tank:                    l 220 (stainless steel) and l 50 (PVC)


Water tank:                 l 400 (stainless steel)


Engine:                       Solé S.A. – Mini 62 diesel inboard  - 43,40 Kw - n° 51.919 (2009)


Batteries:                    n° 7 x 130 Ah service batteries AMG (2007) + n° 1 x 170 A          engine battery Bosch (2012)


Propeller:                    Autoprop Bruntons


Steering system:            mechanical cable and sector with shaft removed and serviced I   2012, bearing replaced in 2012


Alternator:                    Sterning extra power with separate command box (2015)


Power supply:               12 V/220 V






Hull material:                            GRP


Mast and boom:            year 2007, anodized aluminum (Zspars)


Standing rigging:          year 2007


Vang and backstay:      Navtec control unit serviced and backstay replaced in 2012


Sails:                             full batten mainsail (dacron 2016), furling genoa (dacron, 2016   gennaker (Hood, 2008), 2 spinnaker (2008)


Running rigging            sheets and halyards (2008, spectra/dyneema)


Pole: carbon (2010)


Stopper:                        Spinlock


Deck equipment:           Harken pulley and blocks (2006)


Sails equipment:            Lewmar genoa car and Harken genoa blocks (2012)


Winches:                       n° 13 Harken self tailing (2006, aluminum black racing)


Electric windlass:          Lofrans 1.500 W (1999)


Hatches:                        n ° 1 Bowmar, n° 1 Goiot  and n° 3 portholes Goiot  on roof


Pulpits and stanchions:          stainless steel






Gate valves and seacocks:     all serviced during last dry docking in 2016,


Bilges:                           n° 2 hand pump and n° 4 electric pump (Jabsco),






GPS and radar:             Seiwa Koden system (2010)


Autopilot:                     Autohelm 2001


Tridata:                         full set B&G instruments (3 digital and 4 analogic)


VHF:                             Icom 505 and comandmic (2009)


Compass:                      Danforth


TLC system:                 Iridium satellite phone and docking station model 9505 (2008)






Layout:                         n° 2 double cabins and n°2 toilets


Material:                        teak timber and cushions Aquafabric (2008) 


Galley:                          stove, fridge and freezer (2010)


Water maker:                120 l/h Cat (2010)


Audio system:               Sony


Inverter:                        1 Kw Mastervolt (2008)






Dinghy and outboarder:         Honwave 370 (2014) and Mercury 15 hp, year 2001


Safety equipment:                  complying to RORC requirements (British Registry)






Beyond the above mentioned upgrades and works carried out recently, the interior top was repainted in 2007, the hull was repainted with blu Awgrip in 2012 and the deck was repainted with Awlgrip and anti-skid in 2012.

The rudder was removed in 2007: it was serviced and all bearings were replaced.

In 2006 the vessel had a full anti-osmosis treatment at Berthon Shypyard (Lymington UK): the antifouling layers were completely removed and two layers of epoxy West System were coated.

The floor were repainted in 2011, the teak wood interior were repainted in 2008.

In 2009 the engine and the gear box were replaced, the whole cabling was replaced and the engine room was cleaned, reglassed and repainted.




The yacht was built by one of the most prestigious shipyard, Nautor Finland, and designed by the best known naval architect, Sparkman and Stevens, who conceived many other Nautor models, beyond the 48’, which was in any case one of the most successful ones.


As overall comment, this vessel represents a brilliant example of classic Swan yacht, well-preserved by its former owners and even more carefully preserved by its current owner, who, since the purchase some years ago, has been carrying out a steady refitting process, in order to keep the beauty, the integrity and the value of a vessel of this typle and class.


On the structural front, the materials and the building technology are extremely reliable, aimed to perform a safe and efficient navigation, particularly when well maintained over the years and this is the case.


On the aesthetic and comfort front, as already mentioned, all the refitting and painting works undertaken in the latest years allowed to keep a very good general condition and a long lasting commercial value.



Bernd Hotze
Phone:+49 15208271950
Location: Scarlino, Tuscany
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